Section: Findings, declarations relative to multifamily housing.
2. a. The Department of Environmental Protection shall prepare, and submit to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and the Assembly Energy and Environment Committee, or their successors as designated respectively by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the General Assembly, a semi-annual report. The report shall include, for each type of permit issued by the department during the reporting period, summaries of the records required to be maintained pursuant to section 1 of this act, and any other statistical or other type of information deemed pertinent by the department to evaluate the effectiveness of the permit review capabilities and performance of the department and its various divisions, bureaus, agencies, offices, and other administrative units. The report shall also identify recurring problems in the permitting process and procedures, citing any particular types of permits that are chronically subject to significant delays and backlogs and describing the causes thereof; suggest possible solutions to those recurring problems; provide an evaluation and analysis of the permit data and information collected and set forth in the report; and make recommendations for appropriate legislative or administrative action.
b. The department shall make copies of each semi-annual report available to the public for a charge not to exceed the cost of reproduction.
c. The first report prepared by the department pursuant to this act shall be submitted to the respective legislative committees not later than July 15, 1992, and shall include information for the period January 1 through June 30, 1992 as well as, to the maximum extent practicable, comparable information for the six month period, beginning July 1 through December 31, 1991. All subsequent reports shall be submitted to the legislative committees not later than the 15th day of the month next following the end of each six month period.
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